2011 Rally Azores

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2011 Sata Rally Azores
46º Sata Rallye Açores
Round 6 of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge season
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Host country  Portugal
Rally base Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores
Dates run July 14 – 16 2011
Stages 17 (205.09 km; 127.44 mi)[1][2]
Stage surface Gravel
Overall distance 743.61 km (462.06 mi)
Results
Overall winner Finland Juho Hänninen
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport
Crews 41 at start, 18 at finish

The 2011 Sata Rally Azores, officially 46º Sata Rallye Açores, was the sixth round of the 2011 Intercontinental Rally Challenge (IRC) season. The 17-stage gravel rally took place on the island of São Miguel in the Azores between 14–16 July 2011.[1][2]

Introduction[edit]

The rally was based in the major city of Ponta Delgada. Day one consisted of three stages covering a total of 22.56 km (14.02 mi). Day two covered a total of 95.05 km (59.06 mi) over nine stages with the remaining five stages, covering 87.48 km (54.36 mi) completed on day three.

Results[edit]

Juho Hänninen won his third IRC rally of the season, having led the rally for most of the running, before Andreas Mikkelsen made a late charge for the lead. Hänninen held an advantage into the final day and after Mikkelsen took the lead for a period, Hänninen regained the lead for the final time.[3] His victory gave him the championship lead by four points ahead of Bryan Bouffier. Bouffier finished the rally in fourth position, behind Mikkelsen and Jan Kopecký.

Overall[edit]

Pos. Driver Co-driver Car Time Difference Points
1. Finland Juho Hänninen Finland Mikko Markkula Škoda Fabia S2000 2:19:03.8 0.0 25
2. Norway Andreas Mikkelsen Norway Ola Fløene Škoda Fabia S2000 2:19:46.1 42.3 18
3. Czech Republic Jan Kopecký Czech Republic Petr Starý Škoda Fabia S2000 2:20:49.8 1:46.0 15
4. France Bryan Bouffier France Xavier Panseri Peugeot 207 S2000 2:22:40.0 3:36.2 12
5. Sweden Patrik Sandell Sweden Staffan Parmander Škoda Fabia S2000 2:23:37.1 4:33.3 10
6. Portugal Ricardo Moura Portugal Sancho Eiró Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX 2:25:10.8 6:07.0 8
7. Portugal Vítor Lopes Portugal Hugo Magalhães Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2:28:55.9 9:52.1 6
8. Portugal Vítor Pascoal Portugal Luis Ramalho Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X 2:31:51.1 12:47.3 4
9. Portugal Sérgio Silva Portugal Nelson Cordeiro Subaru Impreza WRX STI 2:33:04.1 14:00.3 2
10. Portugal Paulo Maciel Portugal Filipe Gouveira Citroën Saxo VTS 2:37:14.5 18:10.7 1

Special stages[edit]

Day Stage Time Name Length Winner Time Avg. spd. Rally leader
Leg 1
(14 July)
SS1 16:45 Lagoa – Marques 1 13.06 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 8:41.9 90.09 km/h Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
SS2 17:24 Coroa da Mata 1 7.50 km Portugal Bruno Magalhães 6:25.3 70.08 km/h Finland Juho Hänninen
SS3 18:00 Grupo Marques 1 2.00 km Finland Juho Hänninen 1:57.4 61.33 km/h
Leg 2
(15 July)
SS4 10:08 Batalha Golfe 1 7.90 km Finland Juho Hänninen 5:40.2 83.60 km/h
SS5 10:43 Feteiras 1 7.47 km stage cancelled
SS6 11:08 Sete Cidades 1 18.30 km Finland Juho Hänninen 13:46.3 79.73 km/h
SS7 13:02 Batalha Golfe 2 7.90 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 5:32.3 85.59 km/h
SS8 13:37 Feteiras 2 7.47 km Finland Juho Hänninen 5:48.7 77.12 km/h
SS9 14:02 Sete Cidades 2 18.30 km stage cancelled
SS10 16:02 Remédios – Água de Pau 7.15 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 4:56.8 86.73 km/h
SS11 16:25 Lagoa – Marques 2 13.06 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 8:29.6 92.26 km/h
SS12 17:04 Coroa da Mata 2 7.50 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 6:14.3 72.13 km/h
Leg 3
(16 July)
SS13 10:27 Graminhais 1 20.80 km Czech Republic Jan Kopecký 15:45.0 79.24 km/h Norway Andreas Mikkelsen
SS14 11:25 Tronqueira 1 21.94 km Finland Juho Hänninen 18:33.7 70.92 km/h Finland Juho Hänninen
SS15 12:57 Grupo Marques 2 2.00 km Norway Andreas Mikkelsen 1:59.4 60.30 km/h
SS16 15:26 Graminhais 2 20.80 km Finland Juho Hänninen 15:54.9 78.42 km/h
SS17 16:24 Tronqueira 2 21.94 km Sweden Patrik Sandell 18:58.4 69.38 km/h

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Itinerary Days 1 and 2" (PDF). Sata Rallye Açores. GDC. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "Itinerary Day 3" (PDF). Sata Rallye Açores. GDC. 18 June 2011. Retrieved 14 July 2011. 
  3. ^ "Hänninen wins rally and praises team". ircseries.com (Intercontinental Rally Challenge). 16 July 2011. Retrieved 16 July 2011. 

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